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“3 Cheers for Animals” Journey Events for Daisies

Submitted by Ariella Wells

Northern & Northeastern CO

Fort Collins

Join Troop 720 as they run another TWO VIRTUAL “3 Cheers for Animals” Journey in a Day events! This is totally ran and planned by older girls. They did it three times in-person last school year and just completed their first Zoom session this last weekend. They had a lot of great feedback from the girls who attended.

If you have a Daisy (kindergartner/first grader), this event is for you! They have two sessions available for your girl or Girl Scout to register for!

March 21, 2021 from 1 – 4 p.m. https://3-cheers-for-animals-daisy-journey-in-a-day-copy.cheddarup.com

April 11, 2021 from 1-4 p.m. https://3-cheers-for-animals-daisy-journey-in-a-day-copy-11004.cheddarup.com

These will be the last dates ran this school year.

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She was at the can send in her story here.

Meet an Expert: Women of the U.S. Space Force

Girl Scouts of Colorado is excited to invite girls of all ages to attend special “Meet an Expert” sessions with women in the U.S. Space Force (USSF) in January 2021. Girls will hear from an amazing panel of women and participate in a live Q&A session.

January 12, 4-4:45 p.m.: Daisies, Brownies, Juniors

January 19, 4-4:45 p.m.: Cadettes, Seniors, Ambassadors

Register now: https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/meet_an_expert_women_of_the_u_s_space_force_webinar_01_12_2021_01_19_2021 

Please submit your questions for our panelists in advance through registration.

Participation in this session will help meet requirements for the new STEM Career Exploration badges for Brownies, Juniors, and Cadettes.

When registering you are telling us you will be logging in LIVE! Our panelists will prepare based on registration numbers, so please log in on time. Both sessions will be recorded. Do not register if you plan to watch the recording.

We will use Zoom to host these sessions. All information on how to join online or via phone will be emailed to registrants the day before the webinar. Each individual participant should be registered so we can track participation. Please do not share the information on how to join with others who have not registered.

Registration will close the day before the program.

Questions? Email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org.

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She was at the can send in her story here.

Meet an Expert: 9-1-1 Center Manager

Girl Scouts of all ages are invited to meet Jennifer Kirkland, a 9-1-1 Center Manager at the Grand Junction Regional Communication Center, on Thursday, January 28, 2021 from 4 – 5 p.m. MST. Jennifer will take girls on a virtual tour of the Grand Junction 9-1-1 Center, and then talk about the job, how to get started, and how rewarding being a 9-1-1 professional can be. This will be a behind-the-scenes look at a job that happens 24-hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year!

Register now: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2021/jan28_meet_an_expert.html

After Jennifer’s presentation, Girl Scouts will have a chance to ask questions live through the chat box. By completing registration, you are telling us you will be joining the session LIVE on January 28. Please make sure to mark your calendar and join on time. We will be recording the session and posting to YouTube so you can watch in the future. Please do not complete registration if you are planning to watch the recording.

We will use Zoom to host this webinar. All information on how to join online or via phone will be emailed to registrants the day before the webinar. Each individual participant should be registered so we can track participation. Please do not share the information on how to join with others who have not registered.

Questions? Email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org.

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She was at the can send in her story here.

GSCO Clubs Beginning in January 2021: Register NOW

GSCO’s Clubs are coming soon, beginning in January 2021. Join us online after school every other week to create your own art projects, have fun with STEM, read books, learn new skills, and hang out with old and new friends. Each club is led by two experienced Girl Scout staff members and joined by girls all over the state. Clubs begin the week of January 18, but you can join any time during the semester.

Click on each club for more information about it and to register.

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She was at the can send in her story here.

Book Craft: “Pirate Nell’s Tale to Tell”

This easy craft is perfect for younger Girl Scouts (or younger siblings) and is a great follow-up to ”Pirate Nell’s Tale to Tell” by Helen Docherty and Thomas Docherty.

Materials needed:

  • White paper or construction paper
  • Markers or crayons
  • Pencil
  • Scissors

On a piece of paper/construction paper, use a pencil to draw your map. Where will your treasure be hiding? How will you get to your treasure? Draw the way to your treasure on your map. Add some fish and some water maybe some palm trees! Draw an X where your treasure is buried.

Now, add color to your map! You can add more details on your map if needed.

As an extension, draw a ship on paper or construction paper. When drawing the sails and the mast, draw them thicker as it will be easier to cut them out.

Color your ship any way you want it to look. Then, cut the ship out.  Take your ship and move around on your map like you’re sailing! To make it easier, cut a thick strip of paper and attach it to the back of the ship to move it around. ARRRG now you’re a pirate on the hunt for treasure!

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

NEW Fire and First-Aid Adventure from South Metro Fire

Girl Scouts of Colorado is excited to share a new resource from South Metro Fire and Rescue,  a fire and first-aid adventure! Please use this online resource to help complete requirements for your Girl Scout First-Aid badge. If you use this resource, please make sure to complete the “exit ticket” linked on the last page. Questions? Email reducingrisk@southmetro.org.

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

Listen now – Meet an Expert: National Park Ranger

Girl Scouts of Colorado thanks Ranger Laura from Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park for participating in our “Meet an Expert” webinar series on December 8, 2020. More than 60 Girl Scouts from across Colorado and beyond joined the session to learn all about how to become a National Park Ranger and what the job looks like on a daily basis. Ranger Laura put together an awesome presentation for Girl Scouts based on the questions they submitted when registering. You can now watch and listen to this webinar on the GSCO YouTube channel.

Ranger Laura talked to Girl Scouts about the history of the National Park Service and how the parks protect our land, sky, plants, animals, and more. She told girls about black Canyon of the Gunnison – how it go its name, what the trails are like, and what she does as a park ranger there. After her presentation, Girl Scouts had an opportunity to ask Ranger Laura questions live. Girls asked about her experience growing up, in college, and working at other parks. At the end of the webinar we learned that Ranger Laura’s favorite Girl Scout cookie is the Samoa!

Girl Scouts who participated in the live session or listen to the recording can purchase their “Meet an Expert” patch online: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/about-girl-scouts/gsco-shop.html

Questions? Email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org.

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

The CELL’s Virtual 365 Series: Radicalization and Violent Extremism Today

Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors are invited to attend The CELL’S Virtual 365 National Security Event Series: Radicalization and Violent Extremist Today on Thursday, February 4, 2021 from 4 – 4:45 p.m. This program session is for Girl Scouts in grades 9-12 only. Girl Scouts from outside Colorado are welcome to participate.

Register now: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2021/feb04_the_cell_s_vir.html Registration will close Thursday, January 28 OR when capacity is met.

The Counterterrorism Education Learning Lab (CELL) is dedicated to the prevention of terrorism through education, empowerment, and engagement. As a nonprofit, non-partisan institution, its exhibit, speaker series, and training initiatives provide a comprehensive look at the threat of terrorism and how individuals can play a role in the prevention of terrorism, ultimately enhancing public safety.

This program has been adapted specifically for virtual learning. A CELL educator will take girls through a lesson and they will hear from Jesse Morton, former Al-Qaeda propagandist, and Christian Picciolini, a former white supremacist. Their remarkable stories will address:

  • Violent extremist threat today
  • Who is vulnerable to radicalization and why
  • Ways to recognize and help prevent extremist recruitment tactics

Information on how to join the program online will be included in your confirmation email.

This program will be available to watch as a recording for one week after the program date. If interested in watching, please register and use the information provided in the confirmation email to watch the recording. The recording will not be available to those who do not register and will not be available past February 11.

Questions? Email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org.

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We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

Book Craft: “How to Catch a Unicorn”

This easy craft is perfect for younger Girl Scouts (or younger siblings) and is a great follow-up to “How to Catch a Unicorn” by Adam Wallace and Andy Elkerton.

Materials Needed:

  • Construction paper or white paper
  • Markers
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Pencil

Draw two circles or ovals on any color of construction paper of your choice. One big for the head a smaller one for the mouth.

Cut both circles out.

Draw a horn and two ears on any color of paper that you want. Mix and match to give your unicorn more color!

Cut the horn and ears out.

Glue your mouth, horn, and ears on your head. If you prefer, you can color them first.

Now, draw the eyes, nostrils, and mouth.  If you want, you can add the inner circle to the ears.

Color your unicorn and add details. Will your unicorn’s horn be gold or rainbow? What color do you want the eyes to be? You can add hair!  Have fun and enjoy the unicorn!

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

National Service Project: Fighting Hunger

From Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA)

More than 50 million adults, children, and families in the United States are experiencing food insecurity, a number that has only increased since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and may include members of our own communities, friends and family, or members of our troops, making this a sensitive and important take action issue for Girl Scouts.

As they think about how to give back this holiday season, girls can make a big difference in their communities—and for children around the world—by supporting hunger relief efforts. There are lots of ways for your troop to make an impact, whether you’re meeting safely in person or virtually and even if you aren’t able to give food directly:

(Hint: check out our detailed troop leader instructions (PDF) for helpful tips for each project!)

  1. Support a food drive in your community or organize your own (DOC)!
  2. Thank a Food Bank Hero! Write to a Food Bank Hero to show your troop’s appreciation and send encouragement for the hard and vital work they do. Mail your handwritten notes to your local food bank.
  3. Volunteer at a drive-thru food distribution program if there are COVID-safe options with local food banks in your area. (And if your troop is old enough!)

Once your troop has completed this service project, remember to:

  • Inspire others to give back! Post a photo of your project to your social networks using the hashtags #GirlScoutsGiveBack and #GSColo. Be sure to tag GSCO on FacebookTwitter, or  Instagram.
  • Complete GSUSA’s survey so your troop’s impact can be counted in our national service projects.
  • If you wish to recognize your troop’s participation with a patch, we recommend this Girl Scouts Give Back patch.

For all National Service Project activities taking place during COVID-19, please make sure that your troop complies with health and safety guidelines given by the CDC, your local government, and your local Girl Scout council.

Check out more detailed guidance:

Instructions for Troop Leaders (PDF)

Food Drive Toolkit (DOC) 

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.